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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • After deadly crash, Richard Branson says space travel still worth risk

    Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the company’s space travel program will press on following last week’s crash of one of its spaceships, which killed one pilot and injured another. In his first live interviews since the crash,...
  • Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry

    Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry
    At first glance, this dusty desert town hardly looks like a 21st century hub of technology and innovation. Besides a Denny's and a couple of fast food spots, there are dozens of boarded-up businesses, a few cheap hotels and a liquor store whose sign...
  • Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says

    Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says
    The National Transportation Safety Board's top official said late Saturday that he believes a Virgin Galactic space craft that crashed Friday, killing a test pilot, broke apart in midair. Christopher Hart, acting NTSB chairman, said the wreckage of...
  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash...
  • NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure

    NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure
    Investigators on Wednesday began assessing the damage after an unmanned U.S. supply rocket bound for the International Space Station burst into flames during takeoff from Wallops Island on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the rocket's manufacturer said...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured as small plane crashes into Kansas building

    A twin-engine plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday, killing four people, injuring five and touching off what one official described as a horrific fire that partially collapsed the...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion

    4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion
    Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they...
  • Pilot dead after fighter plane crashes near Port Hueneme in Ventura County

    Pilot dead after fighter plane crashes near Port Hueneme in Ventura County
    The pilot of a commercially owned military jet died Wednesday after his plane crashed just east of Pacific Coast Highway in Port Hueneme, officials said. The Hawker Hunter MK-58 was operated by Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., a Navy contractor that...
  • Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes

    Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes
    A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring. The National...
  • Unmanned Antares rocket explodes upon liftoff in Virginia

    Unmanned Antares rocket explodes upon liftoff in Virginia
    A private, unmanned rocket exploded seconds after liftoff Tuesday at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the southern tip of the Eastern Shore. The 14-story, $200 million Antares rocket was carrying the Cygnus spacecraft with 5,000 lbs. of cargo to...
  • Simulators help small-plane pilots learn safety

    Simulators help small-plane pilots learn safety
    OVIEDO — Pilot James Gendreau flies over the landmark SunTrust tower, the downtown lights glimmering in the darkness as he approaches Orlando Executive Airport. As he gets close to the runway, Gendreau pulls the nose of his Cessna up and arcs away...